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Greenalite

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Formula:
Fe2-3(Si2O5)(OH)4
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
green, light yellow-green
Hardness:
Name:
Named in allusion to its green colour.

Classification of Greenalite

Approved
9.ED.15

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
E : Phyllosilicates
D : Phyllosilicates with kaolinite layers composed of tetrahedral and octahedral nets
71.1.2b.4

71 : PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
1 : Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
14.19.6

14 : Silicates not Containing Aluminum
19 : Silicates of Fe
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First Recorded Occurrence of Greenalite

Year of Discovery:
1903

Physical Properties of Greenalite

Dull, Earthy
Colour:
green, light yellow-green
Streak:
greenish-gray
Hardness (Mohs):

Crystallography of Greenalite

Polytype:
Formula:
Crystal System:
Class (H-M)
Space Group:
Space Group Setting:
Cell Parameters:
Ratio:
Unit Cell Volume (calc):
Z:
Greenalite-1AGreenalite-1MGreenalite-2ÅGreenalite-2M1Greenalite-3ÅGreenalite-3R
      
      
      
      






      
      
      
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
7.12 (80)
3.559 (80)
2.849 (20)
2.571 (100)
2.184 (40)
1.593 (60)
1.553 (40)

Optical Data of Greenalite

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.650 - 1.675 nβ = 1.674 nγ = 1.674
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.024
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High
Dispersion:
weak

Chemical Properties of Greenalite

Formula:
Fe2-3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:
Al,Mn,Mg

Relationship of Greenalite to other Species

Other Members of Group:
AmesiteMg2Al(AlSiO5)(OH)4
AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Baumite(Mg,Al,Mn,Zn,Fe)3(Si,Al)2O5(OH)4
Berthierine(Fe2+,Fe3+,Al)3(Si,Al)2O5(OH)4
Brindleyite(Ni,Al)3(Si,Al)2O5(OH)4
Caryopilite(Mn,Mg)3(Si2O5)(OH)4
ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Clinochrysotile
CronstedtiteFe22+Fe3+((Si,Fe3+)2O5)(OH)4
DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Fraipontite(Zn,Al)3((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4
HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
KellyiteMn22+Al(AlSiO5)(OH)4
LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
ManandoniteLi2Al4(Si2AlB)O10(OH)8
NacriteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Népouite(Ni,Mg)3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Odinite(Fe,Mg,Al,Fe,Ti,Mn)2.4((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4
Orthochrysotile
Parachrysotile
PecoraiteNi3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Webskyite
9.ED.05DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
9.ED.05KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
9.ED.05NacriteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
9.ED.05Odinite(Fe,Mg,Al,Fe,Ti,Mn)2.4((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4
9.ED.10HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
9.ED.10HisingeriteFe23+(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
9.ED.10Halloysite-7ÅAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
9.ED.15AmesiteMg2Al(AlSiO5)(OH)4
9.ED.15AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
9.ED.15Berthierine(Fe2+,Fe3+,Al)3(Si,Al)2O5(OH)4
9.ED.15Brindleyite(Ni,Al)3(Si,Al)2O5(OH)4
9.ED.15Caryopilite(Mn,Mg)3(Si2O5)(OH)4
9.ED.15ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
9.ED.15CronstedtiteFe22+Fe3+((Si,Fe3+)2O5)(OH)4
9.ED.15Fraipontite(Zn,Al)3((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4
9.ED.15KellyiteMn22+Al(AlSiO5)(OH)4
9.ED.15LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
9.ED.15ManandoniteLi2Al4(Si2AlB)O10(OH)8
9.ED.15Népouite(Ni,Mg)3(Si2O5)(OH)4
9.ED.15PecoraiteNi3(Si2O5)(OH)4
9.ED.15GuidottiiteMn2Fe3+(Fe3+SiO5)(OH)4
9.ED.20Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
9.ED.20ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O (x < 1)
9.ED.20ImogoliteAl2SiO3(OH)4
9.ED.20Neotocite(Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O
9.ED.25BismutoferriteFe23+Bi(SiO4)2(OH)
9.ED.25ChapmaniteFe23+Sb3+(Si2O5)O3(OH)
14.19.1FayaliteFe22+SiO4
14.19.2FerrosiliteFeSiO3
14.19.3LaihuniteFe2+Fe23+(SiO4)2
14.19.4Ferro-anthophyllite☐{Fe22+}{Fe52+}(Si8O22)(OH)2
14.19.5FerripyrophylliteFe23+(Si4O10)(OH)2
14.19.7CronstedtiteFe22+Fe3+((Si,Fe3+)2O5)(OH)4
14.19.8HisingeriteFe23+(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O

Other Names for Greenalite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Greenalit
Simplified Chinese:铁蛇纹石
Spanish:Greenalita

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Greenalite

Reference List:
American Mineralogist: 20: 405-425.

American Mineralogist: 21: 449-455.

Internet Links for Greenalite

Localities for Greenalite

map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Yancowinna Co.
Birch
  • Queensland
    • Mount Isa - Cloncurry area
      • Cloncurry District
  • Tasmania
    • Zeehan district
      • Mt Heemskirk mineral field
Kwak, T.A.P., and Nicholson, M. (1988): Mineralogical Magazine 52, 713-716.
  • Victoria
    • City of Greater Shepparton
      • Murchison
Michael Zolensky & James L. Gooding (1987). Mineralogical variations within the matrices of CM carbonaceous chondrites. Meteoritics 22, #4, 544-545. (Dec 1987).
  • Western Australia
    • Cue Shire
      • Madoonga Station
Gole, M.(1980): Mineralogy and Petrology of Very low Grade Metamorphic Grade Archaean Banded Iron Formations Weld Range Western Australia, American Mineralogist (1980):65:8-25
    • Laverton Shire
      • Laverton
Mining Annual Review (1985): 368.
    • Yalgoo Shire
      • Mount Gibson Station
The Mount Gibson Banded Iron Formation-Hosted Magnetite Deposits. Two Distinct Processes for the Origin of High Grade Iron Ore; DF Lascelles; Economic Geology; V101, May 2006, pp 651-666
    • Yilgarn Shire
      • Marvel Loch
Bolivia
 
  • Cochabamba Department
    • Ayopaya Province
A.R. Kampf
Brazil
 
  • Pará
    • Carajás mineral province
      • Marabá
Grainger, C.J., Groves, D.I., Tallarico, F.H.B., and Fletcher, I.R. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 33, 451-489.; Villas, R.N., and Dias Santos, M. (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36, 300-331
Canada
 
  • British Columbia
    • Slocan Mining Division
      • Riondel
No reference listed
  • New Brunswick
    • Gloucester Co.
      • Bathurst Parish
        • Bathurst Mining Camp
Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.143; Canadian Mineralogist Vol.22, pp. 253-258 (1984)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
    • Labrador
C. Klein, and R. P. Fink, 1976, Petrology of the Sokoman Iron Formation in the Howells River area, at the western edge of the Labrador Trough, Economic Geology, v. 71; no. 2; p. 453-487
C. Klein, and R. P. Fink, 1976, Petrology of the Sokoman Iron Formation in the Howells River area, at the western edge of the Labrador Trough, Economic Geology, v. 71; no. 2; p. 453-487
  • Ontario
    • Algoma District
      • Elliot Lake area
Robertson, J.A. (1976) The Blind River Uranium Deposits: the ores and their setting. (Ontario Division of Mines, Miscellaneous paper 65)
    • Thunder Bay District
      • Paipoonge Township
Vos, M. A., 1976, Amethyst Deposits of Ontario, Ontario Division of Mines, pp. 99..
  • Québec
    • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
      • Rouyn-Noranda TE
Galley, A.G., Jonasson, I.R., and Watkinson, D.H. (2000): Mineralium Deposita 35, 619-637.; Econ Geol. (1995) 90:2006-2017
China
 
  • Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
    • Chongzuo Prefecture
      • Daxin Co.
Zeng, Y., and Liu, T. (1999): Ore Geology Reviews 15(1), 153-163.
Czech Republic
 
  • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
    • Olomouc Region
      • Vernířovice
Novotný, P., Zimák, J.: Puklinová mineralizace alpského typu na lokalitách „Mísečky“ a „Černý důl“ u Vernířovic. Acta Musei Moraviae, Sci. geol., 2003, roč. 88, s. 123-138.
Finland
 
  • Lapland Region
    • Kittilä
Paakkola, Juhani 1971. The volcanic complex and associated manganiferous iron formation of the Porkonen-Pahtavaara area in Finnish Lapland. Bulletin de la Commission Géologique de Finlande 247.
Israel
 
  • Negev
Vapnik, Y., Sokol, E., Murashko M., Sharygin V. (2006): The enigma of Hatrurim. Mineralogical Almanac, 10, 69-77.
Italy
 
  • Liguria
    • Genova Province
      • Sestri Levante
Carbone, C. , Marescotti, P., Cabella, R., Lucchetti, G. (2002): Sulfide alteration and related secondary minerals from the Libiola mine (Eastern Liguria, Italy). Poster at the 82° SIMP Congress , Arcavacata di Rende (CS) 18-20/09/2002. Abstract in Plinius 28 , 88-89.
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Kanto Region
      • Saitama Prefecture
        • Chichibu City
Dr. Matsuo Nambu collection (curated at Geological Survey of Japan)
        • Hannou
Kato, A. (2010) Mumeikai Group meeting, No. 30.
  • Shikoku Island
    • Kochi Prefecture
      • Kami City
Dr. Matsuo Nambu collection (curated at Geological Survey of Japan)
      • Kochi City
Matsubara, S. & Kato, A. (1989) Manganbabingtonite from Mitani, Kochi City, Japan. Bulletin of the National Science Museum (Tokyo), 15, #3, 81-89.
Norway
 
  • Akershus
    • Eidsvoll (Eidsvold)
      • Minnesund
Harald Folvik collection.
Romania
 
  • Suceava Co.
    • Suceava district
      • Iacobeni (Jakobeny; Jacobeny; Jakabfalva)
http://minerals-of-the-carpathians.eu
Russia
 
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Primorskiy Kray
      • Kavalerovo Mining District
Bernard & Hyrsl (2004): Minerals and their Localities, 259.
South Africa
 
  • Gauteng Province
    • Pretoria District (Tshwane District)
S. Weinert (2006) Locality Data Sheet ML35 (South African Micromount Society)
  • Northern Cape Province
Minerals of South Africa
Spain
 
  • Madrid
Tanago, J. G., Lozano, P. L., Larios, A. , La Iglesia, A. (2012) Stokesite crystals from La Cabrera, Madrid, Spain. Mineralogical Record 43:499-508
  • Murcia
    • La Unión
      • Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión
        • La Fortuna
- Lopez Garcia J.A.(1987). Estudio mineralógico, textural y geoquímico de las zonas de oxidación de los yacimientos de Fe-Pb-Zn de la Sierra de Cartagena, (2ª parte: oxidación de paragénesis con greenalita-magnetita).Boletín Geológico y Minero, 98,670-679.
        • Sancti Spiritu
    • Sierra de Cartagena
      • La Unión
        • Portman
G.L. Garcia, Una aproximacion reciente a la mineralogia de las cortas Gloria y San Jose de la Union, Paleomina (2011)
Sweden
 
  • Västmanland
    • Hällefors
      • Hjulsjö
Mineralogical Magazine (1985) 49 (353), 611-613
Switzerland
 
  • Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)
    • Albula Valley
      • Oberhalbstein (Surses; Sursass)
        • Marmorera lake
Volker Dietrich (1972) Die sulfidischen Vererzungen in den Oberhalbsteiner Serpentiniten. Beitrage zur Geologie der Schweiz. Geotechnische Serie 49.
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 198.
Tajikistan
 
  • Viloyati Sogd (Viloyati Sughd; Viloyati Khodzhent; Viloyati Leninabad)
    • Zeravshan Range
      • Yagnob River
Sharygin, V.V., Sokol, E.V. and Belakovskii, D.I. (2009): Fayalite-sekaninaite paralava from the Ravat coal fire (central Tajikistan). Russian Geology and Geophysics 50, 703-721.
USA
 
  • Alabama
    • Clay Co.
Rocks & Min 70:5 pp 320-333
    • Randolph Co.
      • Cragford District
Mineralogy of Alabama Geol Surv Ala. Bull120
Mineralogy of Alabama Geol Surv Ala. Bull120
  • Michigan
Mineralogy of Michigan (2004) Heinrich & Robinson
      • Menominee iron range
Thomas M. Bee specimens
www.deq.state.mi.us/documents/deq-glm-rcim-geology-Minerals_Found_In_Michigan.Pdf.
www.deq.state.mi.us/documents/deq-glm-rcim-geology-Minerals_Found_In_Michigan.Pdf.
www.deq.state.mi.us/documents/deq-glm-rcim-geology-Minerals_Found_In_Michigan.Pdf.
      • Marquette iron range
        • Palmer
Mineralogy of Michigan (2004) Heinrich & Robinson
        • Republic
U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
  • Minnesota
Jay Ellis Ransom,1974, Gems and Minerals of America
Jay Ellis Ransom,1974, Gems and Minerals of America
      • Ely-Hoyt Lakes Area
Econ Geol (1993) 88:679-696
      • Mesabi Range
Am Min 20:405-425
No reference listed
  • Oregon
    • Coos Co.
Robert Muir Wood (1982) The Laytonville Quarry (Mendocino County California) Exotic Block: Iron-rich Blueschist-Facies Subduction-Zone Metamorphism. Mineralogical Magazine 45:87-99.
  • Washington
    • Ferry Co.
      • Belcher District
        • Cooke Mountain
Can Mineral February 1998 v. 36 no. 1 p. 147-162
  • Wisconsin
USGS Bul.1460:96
Yemen
 
  • Hadramawt Governorate
Zolensky, M. & A.Ivanov, Chemie der Erde 63,185-246(2003)
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